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MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program

By MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is a year-round, coeducational, multicultural college preparatory program for high school youth who reside in Cambridge.

MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program
This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Saturday.
All day

The office is closed for program activities on all official snow days.

Ages 13 to 18.

Grades 8th grade through 12th grade.

Cambridge residents only

Applicant must meet the federal low-income guidelines and/or be first-generation to attend college. Additionally, an applicant must live in Cambridge, Massachusetts and/or be enrolled at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) or be a rising ninth grader registered for enrollment there in the fall.

Contact

Evette M. Layne
Director
emlayne@mit.edu
617-253-5124
Alicia M. Johnson
Assistant Director
aliciaj@mit.edu
617-253-5124
Lariana "Kelly" Galvao
Program Specialist
lgalvao@mit.edu
617-253-5124
Elaine N. Thomas
Administrative Assistant
enthomas@mit.edu
617-253-5124

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

UB Student Pre-Application

Applications from students in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades are accepted annually primarily from September 1st to December 15th. However, these current high school students may apply at any time throughout the year.
Applications from students in the eighth grade are accepted annually from February 1st to May 15th. Interested applicants should complete the UB Student Pre-Application.

Please complete and submit all materials in a timely manner to avoid delays in processing. An interview and initial academic assessment are required as part of the application process.

Free!

Contact us for more information.

Location

  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Main Office,

265 Massachusetts Avenue,
Bldg. N52-130
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

The Port
Summer Program Site (when in residence),

Wellesley College,
106 Central Street
Wellesley , MA 02481
United States

Outside Cambridge
  • Transportation provided to the venue; see notes below.
  • Transportation provided from the venue; see notes below.

The academic year, after school, session operates on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from September through June. The six-week summer session, when residential, takes place on the campus of Wellesley College from late June through early August.

Transportation services are provided during the summer session only.

Additional information

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is a year-round, coeducational, multicultural college preparatory program for high school youth who reside in Cambridge, MA and/or attend Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS). The program serves students from low-income backgrounds and from families where parents have not had the opportunity to attend college and/or graduate with a 4-year degree. The main goal of the program is to motivate participants to continue on to post-secondary education.